School Survival

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Why Does School Ruin Everything?

Hey there, fellow school strugglers, Have you ever found yourself wondering why school feels like such a soul-sucking experience? It's like every day is a battle just to survive the monotony and stress. Well, you're not alone. And guess what? Your feelings are completely valid. John Holt, a pioneer in alternative education, once said that […]

Why Does School Put Me in a Bad Mood?

You're not alone. In fact, it's not surprising at all. School isn't exactly designed to be a joyful experience for everyone. If you're finding yourself constantly in a bad mood because of it, there are reasons behind those feelings, and it's important to acknowledge them. Let's dive into why school might be dragging you down. […]

Why does school make me hate myself?

School has this uncanny ability to make you feel like you're constantly falling short, like you're never good enough. It's like there's this narrow margin of acceptable behavior, and if you don't fit into it, you're labeled as "bad," "lazy," or "unmotivated." But the truth is, you're none of those things. How does school make […]

School Makes Me Feel Exhausted

School. Just saying the word makes me feel drained, like all the energy has been sucked out of me. Every morning, it's the same routine: wake up, drag myself to class, sit through hours of mind-numbing lectures, and then repeat it all over again the next day. And for what? Supposedly to prepare me for […]

How Does School Cause Depression?

When I look back at my time in school, all I see are walls closing in on me. Every day felt like a sentence to endure rather than an opportunity to thrive. It's no wonder that depression often becomes a shadowy companion for many teens trapped in the system. Why do we hate school so […]

Why Does School Ruin My Mental Health?

Hey there, friend. If you're reading this, chances are you're feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and maybe even hopeless about the whole school thing. Believe me, I've been there too. It's like being stuck in a maze with no end in sight, constantly battling against a system that just doesn't seem to get you. But here's the […]

Why Does School Make Me Feel Empty?

Have you ever sat in a classroom, surrounded by peers and teachers, yet still felt completely alone? That's the emptiness school can bring, a void that many of us struggle to fill. It's a feeling that gnaws at our souls, leaving us questioning our worth and purpose. But you know what? Your feelings are valid, […]

Going to School Makes Me Feel Sick

Have you ever felt like every step you take toward school is a step deeper into despair? Like the mere thought of sitting in those rigid desks for hours on end makes your stomach churn with anxiety? If you have, know that you're not alone. I've been there too, and it's a feeling that cuts […]

High School Makes Me Sad

If you're reading this, chances are you're feeling pretty down about high school. You're not alone. In fact, there are plenty of us out here who feel the same way. So, let's talk about it. John Taylor Gatto, a renowned educator, once said that the true purpose of schools is not to educate, but to […]

Why Does School Make Me So Angry?

School. It's supposed to be the place where we learn and grow, where we prepare for our futures. But for many of us, it's a place of frustration, anxiety, and anger. If you're like me, you might find yourself asking, "Why does school make me so angry?" John Taylor Gatto, a renowned educator, once uncovered […]

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